However, shark conservationists have long called for an end to the practice of shark finning
since it is "wasteful and inhumane.
Thanks to pressure for Shark Stewards and our partners, the Chinese are becoming aware that shark finning
is wrong and the trade is harming the ocean.
Previously, the EU regulation that banned finning
included an exception under which fishermen with permits could remove shark fins on board and then land the fins separately from the bodies.
The EU banned finning
in 2003, but the associated regulation includes loopholes that allow shark fins to be removed on board and landed separately from shark bodies, which hampers enforcement.
For example, municipal bans may prove to be nothing more than a symbolic statement against shark finning
as there is considerable room for leakage as those interested in consuming shark fin soup or serving it at their wedding reception can opt to take their business to municipalities that do not have the ban.
Besides being inhumane, shark finning
is taking a heavy toll on shark populations.
has agreed to provide transitional services to Hewden.
Top reform priority is the European Union's (EU) 2003 finning
regulation, which bans fishermen from slicing shark fins at sea then throwing the body overboard to die.
Previously training and development manager for group subsidiary Hewden Stuart, Hardy will manage training and development across all parts of the Finning
business including Finning
Power and Hewden Stuart.
Costa Rica has created a new loophole for shark finning
, the ostensibly illegal practice of cutting the valuable dorsal fins from certain species of the animals and discarding the rest of the carcass.
The agency, based in Coventry, has won a pounds 1 million contract with Finning
UK, the sole national distributor of Caterpillar products in mainland Britain.
Aw, who is chairman of OceanNEnvironment, a marine-conservation group based just outside Sydney, Australia, vowed right then to fight shark finning
He said measures to protect sharks should include reducing the demand for shark fins, banning shark finning
and managing shark fisheries properly.
In response to the apparent decline in shark numbers, as well as the public outrage over finning
, environmentalists and fishery scientists alike started to push for a U.
Typically, a refractory lining is removed prematurely due to superheating, finning
, spalling, erosion, buildup or saturation.